What is Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a distinctive and complete system of healthcare with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of the person as a whole, in the context of their lives.

It recognises that many of the problems we have may stem from structural or mechanical factors causing our body to function in a way it isn’t really designed to. This may also worsen underlying conditions.

By gathering information from a detailed case history and careful physical examination, it is possible to form a medical diagnosis and comprehensive appraisal of your current problem.

We provide friendly, professional treatment and advice, individually tailored to you.
Treatment involves gentle, manual techniques such as soft tissue massage, movement and manipulation of joints and cranial osteopathy. It’s aim is to ease pain, reduce swelling and improve mobility in order to allow the body’s natural healing ability to restore function.

Osteopaths receive a minimum of 4 years training and are strictly regulated by the General Osteopathic Council. We must also follow annual continued professional development in order to keep our knowledge and skills up to date. This allows us to provide a high standard of treatment.